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    The learnability of abstract syntactic principles.Amy Perfors, Joshua B. Tenenbaum & Terry Regier - 2011 - Cognition 118 (3):306-338.
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    The Emergence of Words: Attentional Learning in Form and Meaning.Terry Regier - 2005 - Cognitive Science 29 (6):819-865.
    Children improve at word learning during the 2nd year of life—sometimes dramatically. This fact has suggested a change in mechanism, from associative learning to a more referential form of learning. This article presents an associative exemplar-based model that accounts for the improvement without a change in mechanism. It provides a unified account of children's growing abilities to (a) learn a new word given only 1 or a few training trials (“fast mapping”); (b) acquire words that differ only slightly in phonological (...)
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    Historical Semantic Chaining and Efficient Communication: The Case of Container Names.Yang Xu, Terry Regier & Barbara C. Malt - 2016 - Cognitive Science 40 (8):2081-2094.
    Semantic categories in the world's languages often reflect a historical process of chaining: A name for one referent is extended to a conceptually related referent, and from there on to other referents, producing a chain of exemplars that all bear the same name. The beginning and end points of such a chain might in principle be rather dissimilar. There is also evidence supporting a contrasting picture: Languages tend to support efficient, informative communication, often through semantic categories in which all exemplars (...)
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    Attention to Endpoints: A Cross‐Linguistic Constraint on Spatial Meaning.Terry Regier & Mingyu Zheng - 2007 - Cognitive Science 31 (4):705-719.
    We investigate a possible universal constraint on spatial meaning. It has been proposed that people attend preferentially to the endpoints of spatial motion events, and that languages may therefore make finer semantic distinctions at event endpoints than at event beginnings. We test this proposal. In Experiment 1, we show that people discriminate the endpoints of spatial motion events more readily than they do event beginnings—suggesting a non-linguistic attentional bias toward endpoints. In Experiment 2, speakers of Arabic, Chinese, and English each (...)
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    Grounding spatial language in perception: an empirical and computational investigation.Terry Regier & Laura A. Carlson - 2001 - Journal of Experimental Psychology: General 130 (2):273.
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    Color Naming Reflects Both Perceptual Structure and Communicative Need.Noga Zaslavsky, Charles Kemp, Naftali Tishby & Terry Regier - 2019 - Topics in Cognitive Science 11 (1):207-219.
    Systems for color naming across languages have been a fascinating topic for decades. Zaslavsky and colleagues challenge Gibson's argument that color names are shaped by patterns of communicative need. Using an information‐theoretic analysis, they show that color naming is shaped by both perceptual structure (as is usually argued) but also by communication need.
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    Linguistic and non-linguistic spatial categorization.L. Elizabeth Crawford, Terry Regier & Janellen Huttenlocher - 2000 - Cognition 75 (3):209-235.
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    Learning the unlearnable: the role of missing evidence.Terry Regier & Susanne Gahl - 2004 - Cognition 93 (2):147-155.
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  9. The Human Semantic Potential.Terry Regier - 1998 - Trends in Cognitive Sciences 2 (2).
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    Color naming universals: The case of Berinmo.Paul Kay & Terry Regier - 2007 - Cognition 102 (2):289-298.
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    A model of the human capacity for categorizing spatial relations.Terry Regier - 1995 - Cognitive Linguistics 6 (1):63-88.
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    An adaptive cue combination model of human spatial reorientation.Yang Xu, Terry Regier & Nora S. Newcombe - 2017 - Cognition 163 (C):56-66.
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    Indirect Evidence and the Poverty of the Stimulus: The Case of Anaphoric One.Stephani Foraker, Terry Regier, Naveen Khetarpal, Amy Perfors & Joshua Tenenbaum - 2009 - Cognitive Science 33 (2):287-300.
    It is widely held that children’s linguistic input underdetermines the correct grammar, and that language learning must therefore be guided by innate linguistic constraints. Here, we show that a Bayesian model can learn a standard poverty‐of‐stimulus example, anaphoric one, from realistic input by relying on indirect evidence, without a linguistic constraint assumed to be necessary. Our demonstration does, however, assume other linguistic knowledge; thus, we reduce the problem of learning anaphoric one to that of learning this other knowledge. We discuss (...)
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  14. Constraining computational models of cognition.Terry Regier - 2003 - In L. Nadel (ed.), Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science. Nature Publishing Group. pp. 611--615.
  15. Spatial terms reflect near-optimal spatial categories.Naveen Khetarpal, Asifa Majid & Terry Regier - 2009 - In N. A. Taatgen & H. van Rijn (eds.), Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. pp. 2396--2401.
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    Did residual normality ever have a chance?Susan C. Levine, Terry Regier & Tracy L. Solomon - 2002 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 25 (6):759-760.
    Thomas & Karmiloff- Smith show that the assumption of residual normality does not hold in connectionist simulations, and argue that RN has been inappropriately applied to childhood disorders. We agree. However, we suggest that the RN hypothesis may never have been fully viable, either empirically or computationally.
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    A Computational Approach to Identifying Cultural Keywords Across Languages.Zheng Wei Lim, Harry Stuart, Simon De Deyne, Terry Regier, Ekaterina Vylomova, Trevor Cohn & Charles Kemp - 2024 - Cognitive Science 48 (1):e13402.
    Distinctive aspects of a culture are often reflected in the meaning and usage of words in the language spoken by bearers of that culture. Keywords such as душа (soul) in Russian, hati (heart) in Indonesian and Malay, and gezellig (convivial/cosy/fun) in Dutch are held to be especially culturally revealing, and scholars have identified a number of such keywords using careful linguistic analyses (Peeters, 2020b; Wierzbicka, 1990). Because keywords are expected to have different statistical properties than related words in other languages, (...)
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    9. How recursive is language? A Bayesian exploration.Amy Perfors, Joshua B. Tenenbaum, Edward Gibson & Terry Regier - 2010 - In Harry van der Hulst (ed.), Recursion and Human Language. De Gruyter Mouton. pp. 159-176.
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  19. Reduplication and the Arbitrariness of the Sign.Terry Regier - 1998 - In M. A. Gernsbacher & S. J. Derry (eds.), Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Lawerence Erlbaum.
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    What is modeling for?Terry Regier - 1997 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 20 (1):34-34.
    What would Glenberg 's attractive ideas look like when computationally fleshed out? I suggest that the most helpful next step in formalizing them is neither a connectionist nor a symbolic implementation, but rather an implementation- general analysis of the task in terms of the informational content required.
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    An L1-script-transfer-effect fallacy: a rejoinder to Wang et al.Jun Yamada, Min Wang, Keiko Koda, Charles A. Perfetti, Michael Tomasello, Nameera Akhtar, Maureen Callanan, Geoffrey K. Pullum, Barbara C. Scholz & Terry Regier - 2004 - Cognition 93 (2):127-132.
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